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First downhill mountain bike trail planned in Juneau

...said. "One of the highest priorities (in the Eaglecrest Master Plan) was ... the community's desire for more trail networks in the summer. We're trying to provide that for the community.""Both from a hiking and biking standpoint I'm...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/first-downhill-mountain-bike-trail-p
Outdoors
Cleanup of trash in remote Alaska island underway

...Island is the second and final year of Kodiak Island Trails Network's debris-removal project at the site, KMXT reported...Participants have been on the island now for two weeks, Trails Network director Tom Pogson said. So far, the work is going...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/cleanup-trash-remote-alaska-island-unde
State
Part II: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

...the Glacier Highway. It's important to be careful - the trail gets quite steep and people have been injured. The trail network can also get a bit confusing at times; if you are unfamiliar with the trail, look for the trail markers and make...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-29/part-ii-2014-juneau-trail-roundup
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: A walk through the UAF Cold Preserve

...rather than ski. A trail designated for dog walking offers the straightest line, just more than one mile.The dog-trail network consists of a few loops through the heart of the North Campus area. In winter, boots and paws press a path one foot...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/alaska-science-forum-walk-through-ua
Outdoors
'Fat bike' enterprises gain traction in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - You see them on the city's trail network: chunky black rubber tires powered by thunder-cracking thighs. Fat bikes are almost as ubiquitous as cross-country skis on...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-10/fat-bike-enterprises-gain-traction-a
Outdoors
Thermos-size, aluminum rat poison canisters washing up on Kodiak

KODIAK - Containers used to store rat poison have washed up on one of Kodiak's beaches, and Island Trails Network is advising people to avoid contact with the empty canisters if any others show up.The thermos-sized aluminum canisters could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-11/thermos-size-aluminum-rat-poison-canist
State
Kodiak setting for Japanese documentary on tsunami

...a container van and shipped to Washington. Island Trails Network provides these services and has stockpiled debris...Kawasumi said.The film crew interviewed Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder about the type of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-21/kodiak-setting-japanese-documentary-tsu
State
A Juneau Nordic ski primer

...Out the road While there are skiing options further out Glacier Highway, Eagle Beach is the last bastion of groomed trail networks. All the construction work done over the past year at the state park between the beach and Eagle River should translate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122902/out_nordicski.shtml
Outdoors
Villagers take precautions against snowmobile thugs

...force trauma to her abdomen. Villagers commute to Bethel, a city of 6,000, for work, shopping or flights using a trail network. Last January, Jim Napoka was traveling to Bethel from Atmautluak when he saw four snowmobilers headed his way...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010107/sta_20070101009.shtml
News
Eaglecrest Master Plan necessary to spur discussion about ski area

...perplexing, because while many Juneau residents express an interest in renting a cabin to camp or using an expanded trail network to bicycle or hike, it seems unlikely that charges for these off-season activities could even approach the winter-use...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-25/eaglecrest-master-plan-necessary-spur
Opinion

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